History, Awards and Accreditations

History

Happy Futures started supporting our first individuals on 15 February 2012. There were initially four people placed with us, all living in their own individual apartments in Whitby. Prior to this they had lived in a local residential care home.

Happy Futures has grown organically into one of the top support specialists in the country.  We currently have over 100 permanent members of staff supporting 16 individuals living in Scarborough and Hunmanby.

Awards and accreditations

We are proud of the work that we do, and in recent years, Happy Futures has been granted the following awards:

  • 2021: Finalists of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Care Awards in the the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Care’, the ‘Newcomer’, the ‘Innovation’, the ‘Care Employer’, the ‘Care Team’, the Workforce Development’, the ‘Home Care Worker’, the ‘Ancillary’, the ‘Putting People First/Personalisation’ and the ‘Covid Hero’ award categories.
  • 2019: Winners at the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Care Awards in the ‘Care Assessor/Planner’ and the ‘Home Care Worker’ award categories.
  • 2019: Finalists of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Care Awards in the ‘Care Innovator’, the ‘Dignity in Care’, the ‘Home Care Team’, the ‘Care Assessor/Planner’, the ‘Home Care Worker’, the ‘Front Line Leaders’, the ‘Workforce Development’, the ‘Care Newcomer’, the ‘Home Care Coordinator’ and the ‘Ancillary Worker’ award categories.
  • 2019: Runner up at the National Care Awards for the Team Nominations Award and the Home Care Worker.
  • 2018: Winner of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Care Awards for the Team Nominations Award and the Home Care Worker.
  • 2018: Finalists of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Care Awards in the ‘Care Innovator’, the ‘Home Care Manager’, the ‘Care Home Activity Organiser’, the ‘Team Nominations’, the ‘Newcomer’, the ‘Front Line Leaders’, the ‘Putting People First’ and the ‘Home Care Worker’ award categories.
  • 2018: Finalists at the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards in the ‘Making a Difference’, the ‘People’, the ‘Care Employer’, the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ and the ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ award categories
  • 2018: Runner up at the National Care Awards for the Best Care Employer
  • 2017: Winner of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Care Awards for the Best Care Employer
  • 2017: Nominated for the Toast of the Coast Award for the best business in Scarborough
  • 2014: Nominated at the Great British Care Awards for the Care Innovator Award

Happy Futures currently has the following accreditations:

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in 2018.
  • Happy Futures was awarded Autism Accreditation in 2020.
  • Happy Futures signed up to the Restraint Reduction Network in 2022